Aww I come back from my vacation and find so many amazing reviews :D Well I had a great vacation at San Francisco! Such a beautiful place to go to, I think I might just have to move there xD So school started... . I'm so sorry, I could've written so much more than I did during the summer so you'll have to excuse my laziness! And yeah it's exactly been a month since I've updated because I've been busy! I'm sooo sorry, but you know school unfortunately must came first. I think I can try updating still every 1 or two weeks? Well...that's my goal!
I've Got You
Chapter 16: Love In the Air
I woke up to find Hope, stillsleeping right next to me. My boyfriend. After we did that whole confessing-to-each-other episode, we talked, kissed a little bit more, then went to sleep. I kept replaying that moment in my head over and over again. Just thinking about it made me happier each time.
"Adeline..." I heard him mutter in his sleep. This is exactly why I love that he sleep talks. "...Love you..." Aww. I beamed and scooted closer to kiss him. He woke up quickly, as I felt him responding to my kiss, and soon wrapping his arms around me.
After a while, I pulled away. "Good morning." I said.
He smiled at me, pale green eyes barely open. "Morning...is this how you're going to wake me up everyday? I think I could get used to that."
I laughed. "I think I'll consider it."
"Is that a yes?" he asked.
"Not if you keep asking." He pouted, making me laugh again. "So, should we get back to camp right now?"
"We could...just stay here for a little longer. The sun's not completely up...so I don't think anyone's are awake yet." he said hopefully.
"Hmm, yeah you're right. I like being alone with you anyways." I said, smiling as I grabbed his hand. I frowned slightly. Hope always has his gloves on. So technically, I've been only holding his gloves...right? Well, whatever. It bothered me. I pulled my hand away, leaving Hope with a confused and somewhat hurt expression on his face.
"Take off your gloves." I commanded.
"W-what? Why?" he stammered.
"Just do it. I'm not going to hurt you or anything." He nodded obediently and took the pair of black and white gloves off. I grinned and took hold of his hand again, lacing our fingers together. I glanced at him to find his face beginning to turn noticeably red. I chuckled. "You're reeeally cute when you're nervous, you know that?" I told him.
"How can you tell when I'm nervous?"
"...You're kidding right?" I asked in a joking matter. He continued to stare at me with a blank face. He was completely clueless! "It's really obvious. First of all your face always gets red, you don't make any eye contact, you stutter when you talk, and you act all fidgety."
"I-I do?" he stuttered while his face turned even redder.
I snickered. "See? You just did it!"
"I...get nervous easily when I'm with you, but at the same time I'm perfectly comfortable around you." he admitted quietly. My smile grew wider. I softly gave him a quick kiss on the cheek.
"You don't have to be nervous around me anymore though. Since we're...you know...dating." Saying that word out loud for the first time gave me the butterflies in my stomach. I didn't mind at all, though. "When did you start liking me?" I asked out of curiousity.
"Oh, uh well I...remember when we got into that fight?"
"I try not to...but yeah."
"Yeah...but it was around that point where I kind of started to. When we were separated for a while you were the only thing on my mind. I guess that was the time I realized how much I cared about you."
"Oh, Hope, really?" I said in that super over cheesy girly voice which got higher by every word I spoke. Ugh, I hate when I do that! I can't help it though...especially when someone as sweet as him tells me stuff like that.
"Too cheesy?" he joked.
I shook my head. "I love it when you're cheesy."
He grinned sheepishly. "Well, I love everything about you."
I smiled. Slowly, I ran my hands through his silvery hair. Like seriously, how does he get it so soft? Before I knew it, we were kissing again. His arms wrapped tightly around me while my hands were knotted in his hair. I can't really describe the way it feels when I kiss him. The only words I can think of is...freaking amazing!
"Ahem." Someone just cleared their throat. Obviously it wasn't me or Hope...since we were kind of busy. We pulled away quickly to see Snow...just standing there awkwardly infront of us.
"Hey Snow..." I said. Well, it could've been worse... What if it was Vanille? Or even worse...Fang? The only thing I can think of more horrible than that is if both of them saw us.
"Umm...I don't want to interrupt or anything, but Light wanted me to find you two."
"Yeah...well I'm going to go get the water. Want to help me out, Hope?" he asked.
"S-sure." Hope said stiffly.
"Okay...so I'll just be on my way back to camp. See you later, Hope...and Snow." I kissed Hope on the cheek really quickly and hastily walked to the campsite. I could faintly here Snow give him a pat on the back, saying "About time." ...Talk about embarassing! He just had to walk in on us kissing. Of all times it had to be at that particular time.
I finally found my way back. Everyone else was already awake. Vanille was the first one to notice my return. "Good morning, Adeline!"
"Morning, Vanille." Okay, all I'm hoping is that she doesn't ask-
"Where were you? You and Hope weren't here when we woke up." Great. Just what I wanted.
"Oh um...we woke up early and got bored so we just took a...walk!" I said. I suck at lying right on the spot. Sure, I'm pretty good if I plan out, but on the spot is something that I haven't mastered yet.
"You're not really making it sound too believable." Sazh pointed out. I shot a glare at him. Not helping!
"I think we all have a clue at what you and him were really up to." said Fang, grinning. The worst part about this...she was actually right this time. Not like I'm going to let her know that, though. What should I say? What should I say...
Lightning let out an exasperated sigh. "Enough, you guys. Just drop it." I smiled at her. She's like seriously the only one who understands what personal space is here! But...it's like what Vanille said. We're just one big l'Cie family. Family...that's a word I haven't used in a while. We really are a family, aren't we?
"Hey guys! We're back." said a loud, booming voice. It belonged to no other than Snow, of course. Hope was following right behind him. The minute I saw him, a smile spread across my face. He caught me eyes and smiled back.
"About time." said Lightning.
"So, what's the plan now, chief?" asked Fang.
"There still are a few ruins I think we should explore first. Just in case we missed something, so Oerba will have to wait until tomorrow." she replied.
"Alright, if we want to cover everything today, I say we split up." Sazh suggested.
"Fine with me."
As if it wasn't obvious who I want to go with! I walked over to Hope and slipped my hand in his. "You're definitely going with me, correct?"
He smirked. "I don't know. Yesterday I asked you if you wanted to go with me and I got rejected pretty badly."
I bit bottom lip, still feeling a little guilty about that. Hope, noticing this, squeezed my hand lightly. "Hey, don't worry about it anymore. I wasn't even really mad about it anyways." he said, making me smile again. "Besides, how could I be mad at you?" he added. If he didn't add that cute little line at the end, I would've probably waited until later to kiss him full on the lips. I know, everyone saw it, as a heard Vanille squeal. Oh, screw it. They were going to find out eventually.
"It's about time, you two!" Vanille said excitedly. "When did all this happen?"
"Since like last night when everyone was asleep." I told her.
"So, I was right this time for real, wasn't I?" said Fang.
I rolled my eyes while smiling. "I guess you could say that."
Yeah, so the whole group knew now! It wasn't as embarassing as I thought it would be, actually. Right now, it was just me and Hope walking around the springs. It was the prettiest place in Gran Pulse so far. If you stood in the right spot, you could see a rainbow form on one of the huge waterfalls. There wasn't any signs of other humans around here, so we decided to just relax for a while.
"That was quite the public display of affection you showed back there." Hope spoke up.
"...Are you okay with that?" I asked, slightly embarassed.
"Of course I am." he assured me. "I'm perfectly fine with the whole world knowing that you're me girlfriend."
I grinned. How does he know exactly what to say? I hugged him tightly. "You make me happy all the time whenever I'm with you, Hope."
I felt him hug me back as he gently kissed me. "Same here, Adeline."
If only time could stop so we could stay like this forever...
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